The Night Dance

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 25, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Under the stars, in a secret world...

Rowena, the youngest of twelve sisters, loves to slip out of the castle at night and dance in a magical forest. Soon she convinces her sisters to join her. When Sir Ethan notices that his daughters' slippers look tattered every morning, he is certain they've been sneaking out. So he posts a challenge to all the suitors in the kingdom: The first man to discover where his daughters have been is free to marry the one he chooses.
Meanwhile a handsome young knight named Bedivere is involved in a challenge of his own: to return the powerful sword, Excalibur, to a mysterious lake. While looking for the lake, Bedivere meets the beautiful Rowena and falls for her. Bedivere knows that accepting Sir Ethan's challenge is the only opportunity for him to be with Rowena forever. But this puts both Bedivere and Rowena in a dangerous in which they risk their lives for a chance at love.

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User Review  - Gorthalon - LibraryThing

4.5 stars A really enjoyable book! Instead of being simply a fairytale retelling, this book has the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table linked in to it. The Twelve 'Princesses' are ... Read full review

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User Review  - ahandfulofconfetti - LibraryThing

This was an interesting retelling of the Grimm Brothers' The Twelve Dancing Princesses, which took the original fairy tale and combined it with Arthurian legend, making the boy who figures out the ... Read full review


Chapter One Once Upon a Time
Chapter Two The Lost Lady of the Lake
Chapter Three Rowenas Escape
Chapter Five Eleanore the Observant
Chapter Seven Morgan le Fey Watches
Chapter Eight Viviennes Call
Chapter Ten ? Sir Bedivere No More

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Suzanne Weyn has written more than 100 novels for children and young adults and has had her work featured on the New York Times bestseller list. Her books in the Once upon a Time series include The Crimson Thread and The Night Dance among others.  Another contribution to the Pulse line is her Romantic Comedy, South Beach Sizzle. Suzanne lives in Putnam Valley, NY.s

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